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Thursday, December 20 2007, #243 (1510)

Opposition politicians lukewarm on international election observers

A representative of the nine-party opposition coalition, emphasizing his allies’ trust for international election observers, denied government accusations that the opposition plan to reject the results of the January 5 presidential election if they lose. (more)

Huge cut to defense spending will fund social aid in 2008 state budget

Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze promised yesterday that the Georgia will have a GEL 275 000 budget surplus next year, as the country dramatically realigns its spending priorities. (more)

Labor offers familiar face, familiar promises to voters

Georgian officials have denied responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack this week in separatist South Ossetia, saying the violence arose out of a dispute between local organized crime groups. (more)

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